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24 Sep 2020

Full-Time Rigging Supervisor

Skydance Animation Madrid – Posted by Skydance Animation Madrid Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

Job Description

Rigging Supervisor

Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.

While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that is doing something different.

As the Rigging Supervisor, you will work closely with a variety of departments, including R&D, Art, Modelling, Layout and Animation to develop, implement and support character and prop deformation rigs for use in both layout and animation. By working together, you will bring the characters to life, defining and creating state-of-the-art deformation and animation rigs for a wide range of character styles and art direction.

RESPONSIBILITIES
– Supervise and mentor the rigging team by identifying skills and preferences to meet production requirement and deadlines.
-Design and maintain a modeling topology conducive to the storyboarded range of deformations in line with the modeling department.
-Work closely with animators to provide and refine full-range articulation of expressions and body movement needed to support a characters’ acting range in the film.
-Follow a brief to produce complex production-ready, high-quality rig deformations.
-Keep up with current artistic methodologies and technology trends and tools that best suit the production and the company.
-Design and maintain Master Rigs that can be re-used as a basis for articulating similar characters or applying existing Rigs to newly Keep up with current artistic methodologies and technology trends and tools that best suit the production and the company.
– Develop new techniques and ideas for user interfaces, deformation tools and character-specific rigging solutions.
– Participate in turnover meetings, asset breakdowns, and bidding/re-bidding over the course of the project.

REQUIREMENTS
– 8+ years of professional experience in VFX or animation industries.
– 4+ years of experience as Lead in the animation industry with production knowledge in rigging and deformation.
– An impressive reel, demonstrating attention to facial surface detail, underlying facial anatomy and credible and organic facial expressions, as well as figure anatomy- biped and quadruped.
– Proficient in English.

How to Apply

We appreciate your interest. Only applications received on our website will be considered.

Job Categories: Rigger. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: #3D, animation, Madrid, Rigging, setup, and Studio.

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